Jill Gascoine Biography – Jill Gascoine Wiki
Jill Gascoine born Jill Viola Gascoine was an English actress and novelist. She was best known for her role in the 1980s television series The Gentle Touch as Detective Inspector Maggie Forbes and its spin-off series C.A.T.S. Eyes from 1985–87. She then appeared as Judy Schwartz in the final series of the sitcom Home to Roost (1989–90) and also appeared in the film King of the Wind (1990).
She began her acting career in theatre in the 1960s and had regular roles at the Dundee Repertory Theatre. She was also an actress in the Downfield Musical Society in Dundee. She appeared on television in series such as Z-Cars, General Hospital, Rooms, Dixon of Dock Green, Softly, Softly: Taskforce and Within These Walls. She had a part in the British sex-comedy Confessions of a Pop Performer (1975) and then had a recurring role playing Letty Gaunt in the BBC period drama The Onedin Line (1976–79).
She was also a novelist and published three books – Addicted (1994), Lilian (1995), and Just Like A Woman (1997).
Jill Gascoine Age
Jill Gascoine was born on 1 April 1937, in Lambeth, London, England as Jill Viola Gascoine. She died on 29 April 2020, in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Jill Gascoine Husband
Jill Gascoine was married to her husband actor Alfred Molina from 1986 until her death in 2020. The couple met when they starred together in the London production of the musical Destry Rides Again in 1982. She was previously married to her first husband Bill Keith from 1965 until the marriage ended in divorce in the 1960s.
Jill Gascoine Children
Jill Gascoine had two sons – Sean Keith and Adam Keith – from her first marriage to Dundee hotelier Bill Keith. She had a stepdaughter, Rachel Molina.
Jill Gascoine Death
Jill Gascoine died on 29 April 2020, at the age of 83 after a long illness, at a care home in Los Angeles, California. Her son Adam Keith confirmed her death in a statement on Facebook: “She suffered from Alzheimer’s for 10 years, so today was a thankful release. The family is all well, and relieved that she’s not suffering any more.
“There will not be a memorial for a good while due to the current climate. The family will reach out once details have been arranged. We will likely hold 2 services – one in London for the UK friends and family, and one in Los Angeles for the US side.
“She was a wonderful human and a spirit of truth and absolute, unconditional love. There was no other. I am happy she’s moved on. Please raise a glass. Be kind and love deeply!”
Her step-daughter Rachel Molina paid tribute to her on Instagram: “We lost someone very special in our family in the early hours of this morning. My beautiful step mum Jill. She passed away peacefully after living with Alzheimer’s for 10yrs. Before this she was the most wonderful actress and dancer. Her death is not a surprise, and as her son Adam says it’s a thankful release from what is a brutal disease. I love this photo of her with her sons Adam and Sean.️ She was always so beautiful inside and out, and the best step mum I could have asked for.”
Jill Gascoine Cause of Death
Jill Gascoine’s cause of death was not revealed.
Jill Gascoine Net Worth
Jill Gascoine’s net worth was estimated to be $15 million.